HTTP::head

HTTP::head

HTTP::head -- sends a "HEAD" command

Description

Sends a "HEAD" HTTP command to a server and returns the headers in an associative array.

Parameter

  • string $url - a valid absolute URL

Return value

array - an array containing the header lines or a PEAR_Error.

Example output:
Array
(
    [response_code] => 200
    [response] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    [Date] => Tue, 25 Nov 2003 22:08:57 GMT
    [Server] => Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux)
    [Last-Modified] => Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:11:55 GMT
    [ETag] => "3f80f-1b6-3e1cb03b"
    [Accept-Ranges] => bytes
    [Content-Length] => 438
    [Connection] => close
    [Content-Type] => text/html
)

Note

This function can be called statically.

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